Monday, May 29, 2006

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Natasha Katz Wins Ruth Morley Designing Woman Award

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

LA Opera Postpones Grendel, Cites Technical Difficulties

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

Goodman Theatre to Go Down a 'Rabbit Hole' in Coming Season

Yahoo! News

A commercial takes center stage

Post Gazette

At Los Angeles Opera, Questions and Costs Follow 'Grendel'

New York Times

Internship

CARPENTRY INTERNSHIP

Perseverance Theatre is seeking carpentry interns for its upcoming season. Applicants should have a working knowledge of scenic construction. Must have the ability to use hand/power tools and work as part of a team. Applicants with experience in metalworking will receive special consideration. Interns are expected to work 40-60 hours per week. Housing, transportation and a stipend are provided. For more information please visit the website at www.perseverancetheatre.org or send a cover letter and resume to PERSEVERANCE THEATRE, Re: Internships, 914 3rd Street, Douglas, AK 99824.

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The Magic Theatre ( www.magictheatre.org ) is in search of a new technical director for it's 40th anniversary season, '06-'07.

This is an ideal job for someone fresh out of undergrad or ready to step up to TD for the first time.

Start date will be sometime around the 1st of August, 2006. the position is 10 month seasonal, full time.

The Magic is a small professional theatre with a production department of two and a half. The TD is responsible for hiring extra carpenters as needed.

Primary responsibilities include the implementation of scenic designer's plans, maintaining our small shop, and a variety of facilities projects.

The ideal candidate will have a broad base of knowledge in a variety of technical theatre arenas (beyond scenery) including lighting, sound, video, and properties as they will occasionally be required to assist in those areas.

Additionally, it is essential that the technical director be a flexible, creative, individual with a positive attitude and who can embrace the spirit of improvisation -- being a theatre whose work is 90% new plays, one must always be prepared to alter the plan at the last minute.

Please send resume and references to jamiem@magictheatre.org

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Assistant Scene Shop Foreman

DATE: May 25, 2006 STATUS: Full time Seasonal

REPORTS TO: Production Manager SALARY: Per IATSE agreement

The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), one of the nation’s leading resident professional theaters and a recipient of a Tony award for outstanding theater performance and training, is a 39 year old non-profit regional theater and training institution that nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its Conservatory, and an ongoing dialogue with the community. A.C.T’s home, the 1,000 seat Geary Theater, built in 1909, is a national historic landmark visited by some 250,000 patrons annually. At the heart of A.C.T. is one of the most respected actor training institutions in the nation, offering a Master of Fine Arts degree, in addition to programs serving students ages 8 to 100. To learn more about A.C.T., visit our website at www.act-sf.org.

The Assistant Scene Shop Foreman will lead and participate in the execution of the set designs for all Geary productions and other projects in the Scene Shop as determined by ACT. The Assistant Foreman, at times, will also provide supervision of the stage crews during load-ins. The Assistant Foreman will insure that the Scene Shop’s equipment, personnel and practices are safe and operating efficiently at all times.

The Assistant Scene Shop Foreman will collaborate with the Technical Director/Scene Shop Foreman in developing construction methods and build schedules. The Assistant Foreman will help determine crew calls and make calls to the Local 16 office for overhire when needed. The Assistant Foreman will advise the TD/SF of the shop’s equipment, hardware and materials status. The Assistant Foreman will be responsible for the orderly storage of stock scenery and for shop vehicles.

The Assistant Scene Shop Foreman reports directly to the Scene Shop Foreman. The Assistant Foreman will supervise IA Mechanics, Extras and other overhire crew in the Scene Shop.

Starts July 31, 2006 and goes through June 17, 2007. Position requirements include three years professional experience in a regional theater or commercial shop. Extensive knowledge of standard theatrical scene shop practices, equipment and safety standards, thorough knowledge of the materials used including wood, metals, plastics, adhesives, paints and experience with automation systems, hydraulics, theatrical rigging. Good sense of humor, hard working, supervisory experience. Must be able to lift and carry up to 75 pounds. A clean DMV record and current Drivers license required.

The Assistant Scene Shop Foreman is a seasonal position covered under A.C.T.’s collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 16. Projected dates for the 2006-2007 season are July 31, 2006 through June 17, 2007.

Assistant Scene Shop Foreman Search

A.C.T.

30 Grant Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94108-5800

OR

Via e-mail at hr@act-sf.org

Deadline: Open till filled

No calls, please. EOE. We encourage people who reflect the diversity of the Bay Area to apply.

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Technical Director/Scene Shop Foreman

DATE: May 25, 2006 STATUS: Full time Seasonal

REPORTS TO: Production Manager SALARY: Per IATSE agreement

The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), one of the nation’s leading resident professional theaters and a recipient of a Tony award for outstanding theater performance and training, is a 39 year old non-profit regional theater and training institution that nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its Conservatory, and an ongoing dialogue with the community. A.C.T’s home, the 1,000 seat Geary Theater, built in 1909, is a national historic landmark visited by some 250,000 patrons annually. At the heart of A.C.T. is one of the most respected actor training institutions in the nation, offering a Master of Fine Arts degree, in addition to programs serving students ages 8 to 100. To learn more about A.C.T., visit our website at www.act-sf.org.

The Technical Director/Scene Shop Foreman at American Conservatory Theater will be responsible for the realization of the set designs and the coordination of all technical elements for Geary Theater productions and for other ACT productions as assigned. The TD/Shop Foreman will be responsible for the safe and efficient operations of the ACT Scene Shop.

The Technical Director/Shop Foreman will collaborate with the Production Manager in the development of technical schedules and budgets. The TD/SF will do cost estimates and be responsible for bringing the physical production elements in on budget. The TD/SF will advise the PM in development of season budgets, long range technical planning and capital improvements.

Together with the Production Manager, The Technical Director/Shop Foreman will collaborate with Designers to review preliminary designs for technical and financial feasibility, propose technical solutions for realizing the designs, and maintain proactive collaboration during the production process. The TD/SF will engineer safe, structurally sound and effective scenery.

The Technical Director/Shop Foreman will supervise and/or participate in the technical aspects of load-ins and technical rehearsals and supervise Stage Crews on the installation, operation and maintenance of the physical productions. The TD/SF will attend all production meetings, department head meetings, stage crew meetings and other meetings as required by the Production Manager and will coordinate with other Production Department Heads on technical elements as needed.

The Technical Director/Shop Foreman reports directly to the Production Manager. The TD/SF, with the assistance of the Assistant Shop Foreman will supervise all IA carpenters and overhire engaged through the Local. The TD/SF is a seasonal position and the terms and conditions of his or her employment are covered under ACT’s collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 16. Projected dates for the 2006-2007 season are July 24, 2006 through June 24, 2007.

Position requirements include five years professional experience in regional theater with a demonstrated successful track record in technical direction and shop management. Extensive knowledge of theatrical construction methods, materials and practices, and experience with wood, metals, plastics, fabrics use in the theatrical use required. Knowledge of theatrical rigging, automation, hydraulics and other systems often employed. A Degree in technical theater, design and/or production is strongly desired. Other qualifications needed are the Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, the Ability to direct and manage several projects of equal priority at once and sustain productivity under pressure. Candidates must have the Ability to establish working relationships and interact in a persuasive and professional manner with a wide variety of people. Good negotiating skills are a must. Candidate should be deft with AutoCad, Vectorworks, PhotoShop, MS Office programs, and Acrobat. A clean DMV record and current Drivers license required.

Technical Director/Shop Foreman Search

A.C.T.

Attn: Human Resources

30 Grant Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94108-5800

OR

Via e-mail at hr@act-sf.org

Deadline: Position available July 24, 2006. Open till filled.

No calls, please. EOE. We encourage people who reflect the diversity of the Bay Area to apply.

Monday, May 22, 2006

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ALLIANCE THEATRE COMPANY

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – Had one too many cold winters? Ready to head south? Like them Georgia peaches? Established LORT theatre is seeking an experienced, highly motived TD with excellent organizational, collaborative, interpersonal, leadership, and technical skills to manage work scheduling, engineering and construction of all scenic elements for an 10 play season (5 on Alliance Stage LORT B, 3 on Hertz Stage LORT D, and 2 TYA on Alliance Stage). TD is responsible for the complete execution of all scenic elements in a timely and cost effective manner.

Responsibilities include: hiring and supervising all Scene Shop personnel (10 full-time) at new off site shop; directing the manufacture, installation, and strike of all scenic elements; design technical solutions for the movement, function, and structure of scenic elements; overseeing the annual budget for scenery, paints; maintain scene shop tools, equipment, and space; drafting work drawings in conjunction with the ATD, developing with the Stage Operations Manager a shift and scenic repertory plot. Is responsible for making sure all productions are built on time and on budget

Three to five years of TD experience in regional theatre (preferable LORT) required. Must have experience in advanced carpentry, metal working, welding, mechanization (winches, turntables, elevators), rigging, CAD drafting. Good organization, budget and supervisory and communication skills a must. Must be able to cost out materials and labor from designer drawings. Experience in scene painting a plus. Must have valid Drivers license and ability to lift 50 pounds on a consistent basis. Sense of humor essential.

Position to begin August 1, 2006. Full time position with vacation and health benefits. Salary competitive.

Please send cover letter and resume along with three references and telephone numbers to: Rixon Hammond, Production Manager, Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Preview: '7 Guitars' marks director's first visit

Post Gazette

Fest selects 19 tuners

Variety.com

Award Central 2006 - Drama Desks roused as 'Drowsy' draws 7

Variety.com

Roller coaster injures 18

Duluth News Tribune

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Seeking Assistant Stage Manager

Craigslist

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Title: Production/Technical Manager Job Description
Company: Theatrikos Theatre Company
Address: 11 West Cherry Flagstaff AZ 86001
Reports to: the Managing Director
Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday
Hours: Flexible Full-Time
Salary: $25,000

Open until filled, Review of applicants beginning on June 9th.

The Production/Technical Manager is the staff member charged with ensuring the quality of the technical elements of Theatrikos productions. He or She supervises and maintains the production budgets and schedules, is responsible for leading the build and instillation of all technical elements, helps lead capital improvement projects and may be asked to design some productions. This position is right for a person with a great understanding of the technical elements of theatre, an understanding of production management, the ability to work with and train volunteer crews, and the ability to manage his or her time well while working independently on multiple projects. Theatrikos Theatre Company is a growing institution that would be perfect for production/technical manager that is excited about putting their mark on the organization and helping it continue to grow.

Production Management

  • Create master production calendar for the season
  • Oversee season production budget
  • Generate, with the help of volunteer designers and crews, a production build schedule for each Mainstage production.
  • Set, monitor and maintain, individual show budgets
  • Work with volunteer Stage Managers and Directors to set rehearsal and tech schedules
  • Communicate the progress of the production to other staff and volunteer leaders
  • Act as an advocate for the production with other staff
  • Monitor the running of each production
  • Hold weekly production meetings

Technical Direction

  • Design the technical solutions to the set design
  • Generate weekly build schedules
  • Ensure the completion of all technical elements in a timely manor
  • Act as lead carpenter during the construction of the set
  • Act as or supervise volunteers acting as, Paint Charge, Master Electrician, Costume Staff, and Audio Engineer.
  • Supervise, Teach, and Mentor volunteer build crews

Other Duties

§ Plan and execute build maintenance and improvement projects

  • Support special events (Oscar Night) and other programs (TheatriKIDS, PEACE, CCC, Studio Series) as needed.
  • Help improve efficiency within the organization particularly in technical areas
  • Be flexible, Theatrikos is a growing organization and as growth continues duties maybe added or taken away from any position.

To apply send cover letter, resume, 3 references and either a web link or CD of your work to:

Search Committee Chair

Care of: Alex Scollon

Theatrikos Theatre Company

11. West Cherry

Flagstaff AZ.

86001

Email: ascollon@theatrikos.com with any questions you may have

Shakespeare's Globe Is an American's Experiment Thriving in London

New York Times

Tony Awards - Broadway - Musicals

Ben Brantley - Theater - New York Times

Tony Winner Jackman: Taking a Musical Leap of Faith

Playbill News

Friday, May 19, 2006

Trustees Back Theatre Museum & ROH Partnership

Whatsonstage.com

Turning procrastination into your shitty first draft

43 Folders

Cirque all shook up over Elvis songs

Variety.com

Cream of the Crop

The Austin Chronicle: Arts

BLOODY SMART

New York Post Online Edition: entertainment

Henrik Ibsen: The godfather of feminism

HindustanTimes.com

Not a Genuine Black Man Faces New York Critics

Broadway.com Buzz

STAGE: A playful summer

Post Gazette

Tony winners on radio

Post Gazette

Director of Photography

Craigslist

Theater & arts: Ladies light up local stages

The Seattle Times

Here Comes the Neighborhood

Pittsburgh City Paper - Performance

Cirque du Soleil to build new shows around Elvis

Reuters.com

Stage Managers' Off Broadway Networking Event With Off Broadway Producers, Theatres

actorsequity.org | News #038; Media

Senate Backs Indecency Fine Hike, 'Wardrobe Malfunction,' Other Shockers, Each Might Cost $325,000

CBS News

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Carnegie Mellon Clips_News

Carnegie Mellon Clips_News: "USS Requin dives into world of high tech
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | May 12
In its day, the USS Requin set standards in technological advancement. Starting today, Carnegie Science Center visitors will see some 21st-century technology at work deep inside the World War II-era submarine. 'Living History' is a multimedia installation designed by graduate students from Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center, or ETC. Several compartments in the Requin's interior have been outfitted with a series of interactive displays designed to explain more about the sub and its crew. ... The project cost less than $20,000, a fraction of what a commercial exhibit design company would have charged, said ETC executive producer and co-founder Don Marinelli. The ETC is an interdisciplinary master's program that combines the resources of Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts and School of Computer Science. Its mission is to develop new technologies for entertainment and educational applications. Retrofitting the Requin was an opportunity too great to miss, Mr. Marinelli said. The team of Carnegie Mellon students benefited, too. Installing equipment in such a unique environment gave them plenty of problem-solving experience. 'This is a real-world laboratory,' Mr. Marinelli said.
http://www.post-gazette.com
/pg/06132/689461-51.stm | back to top"

Carnegie Mellon News 8 1/2 x 11 News: May 18, 2006

Carnegie Mellon News 8 1/2 x 11 News: May 18, 2006: "SIX TO RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREES AT SUNDAY'S COMMENCEMENT

More than 3,000 degrees will be conferred at Carnegie Mellon's commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 21 in Gesling Stadium. Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Missned, chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters. Five other honorary degree recipients will join her on the podium, including world-renowned artist Jonathan Borofsky (A'64), Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian, Nobel Prize winner John Hall (S'56, '58, '62), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center President Jeffrey Romoff, and television pioneer Bud Yorkin (E'48). Andy Butler, who will receive his bachelor's degree in economics, will be this year's student speaker. Further information: http://www.cmu.edu/cmnews/extra/060515_commencement.html."

Unions, Advertisers Move Forward with Study

Backstage

WGA Expresses Product Placement Concerns

Backstage

Two Sacramento Theatres Go Equity

Backstage

Caine-Duvall Film "Secondhand Lions" to Be New Musical

Yahoo! News

10 things you can do to organize and lead effective meetings

lifehack.org

Are you procrastinating? Or are you just thinking?

lifehack.org

Coconut Grove's a.d. steps aside amid crisis

Variety.com

'Angels' opera has wings

Variety.com

Intern - Book Research

Craigslist

Haunted Mansion trivia site to die for

Boing Boing

Smithosnian magazine on Dada

Boing Boing

Embattled Coconut Grove Head Arnold Mittelman to Resign

Broadway.com Buzz

Stage Review: Maria's growth adds fresh face to PMT's 'Sound of Music'

Post Gazette

Stage Preview: Playwrights Theatre takes a lighthearted look at race with 'Hoodwinked'

Post Gazette

Honus and Me

Pittsburgh City Paper - Performance

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

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ART DEPARTMENT PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
for TV show called "RESCUE ME"

timeline: rest of this month, all of June and July
location: shooting in NY

candidate to be fluent in photoshop

contact info:

Clay Brown
claybrown@verizon.net

Sondheim gets to the point

Independent Online Edition > Features

Chicago, Bronx Declare Cease Fire

Broadway News: Show Business Weekly

It's job security for NYC's actors and filmmakers

News: Show Business Weekly

Survey: No Improvement for Minority TV Writers

Backstage

Award Central 2006 - Obies spread kudos around

Variety.com

Old Disney Booklet scanned: "ABC's of Hand Tools"

Boing Boing

Stage Review: Rudinoff reveals much in show

Post Gazette

'Drowsy Chaperone' receives 13 Tony nominations

Post Gazette

Crew Members Needed

Craigslist

Seeking Assistant Technical Director

Craigslist

Even Bad Is Better 'Off'

village voice > theater > by Michael Feingold

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Censorship or Delay?

TCG Online

Hummingbird to offer Scissorhands musical

globeandmail.com

WGAW Panel Discusses Diversity in Hollywood

Backstage

AMPTP: 'We Are Not the Enemy'

Backstage

'Stuff,' 'Inishmore,' 'Chow' Win Obies

Backstage

"Physically augmented reality" games

we make money not art

Bay master of Domain in special-effects stunner

Yahoo! News

Why e-mails are so easily misunderstood

lifehack.org

How to take lecture notes

lifehack.org

Too Hot for Broadway

Independent Online Edition > News

Theater & arts: Intiman snags Tony as nation's top regional theater

The Seattle Times

Master of the stage

Rohan Preston, Star Tribune

City Theatrical Releases DMX Dowser for Projectors

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

Behind the Scenes Announces First Grant

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

2005-2006 Tony Nominations Announced; Drowsy Leads Pack With 13 Noms.

Playbill News

"Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes, The Drowsy Chaperone
Susan Hilferty, Lestat
Martin Pakledinaz, The Pajama Game
Paul Tazewell, The Color Purple"

STAGE - Are you talkin' to me?

LA Times

Thursday, May 11, 2006

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CARPENTER

Goodman Theatre seeks a Carpenter to work under the supervision of the Technical Director and Production Manager in constructing scenery for its productions. He/she will be given projects on a per show basis, and will work on all load-in and load-out crews. Also, he/she will perform additional duties as assigned and do routine maintenance.

The candidate must have a minimum of three years professional experience. Must have extensive knowledge in woodworking and MIG Welding. Skill in finish carpentry, metalworking, stage rigging, and automation/motion control is also beneficial. Need to have a broad knowledge in theatrical procedures, scenic construction, problem solving, tools and theatre products. Ability to repeatedly lift, push, or maneuver 50-70 lbs, either alone or with assistance from others, as well as climb ladders and work in high places. Work as a team member, and maintain a positive attitude in times of stress.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to construction, load in, and load out of scenery for the Goodman's Albert and Owen Theatres as required. Assisting other production departments as needed, and maintaining a clean and safe scene shop, loading dock, and backstage work area. All production personnel are expected and required to follow safety practices at all times. This includes, but is not limited to: eye protection, glove usage, respirator/mask usage, ventilation, blade guards, ladder usage, fall protection, proper lifting practices and posted safety procedures.

The job is full-time with a benefits package and operates under the provisions of the Goodman's collective bargaining agreement with I.A.T.S.E. Local 2.
The Goodman Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

This position is available July 17, 2006. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume with references to: Brian Phillips, Technical Director, The Goodman Scene Shop, 2040 W. Carroll Ave, Chicago IL 60612, or email to: BrianPhillips@goodman-theatre.org or fax to: 312-243-9665.

Did Tarzan Find Its Way Into the Critics' Hearts?

Broadway.com Buzz

Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center Launches New Online Videogame Database

Carnegie Mellon Press Release: May 10, 2006

Did Critics Feast on Fraser Grace’s Breakfast with Mugabe?

Theatre.com

Were Critics Dazzled by the Revival of Michael Frayn’s Donkeys’ Years?

Theatre.com

PQ 2007: Exhibit & Tour Updates

Live Design

City works overtime to promote jobs in theater

Casting - News: Show Business Weekly

Carnegie Mellon News 8 1/2 x 11 News: May 11, 2006

Carnegie Mellon News 8 1/2 x 11 News: May 11, 2006: "UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES 109TH COMMENCEMENT, SUNDAY, MAY 21

—Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Missned, chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, will give the keynote address at Carnegie Mellon's 109th commencement at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 21 in Gesling Stadium. Her Highness will also receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters, joining five other honorary degree recipients: internationally renowned artist Jonathan Borofsky (A'64); Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian; Nobel Prize in Physics recipient John Hall (S'56 '58 '62); University of Pittsburgh Medical Center President Jeffrey Romoff; and Emmy-Award winning producer and director Bud Yorkin (E'48). Andy Butler, who will receive his bachelor's degree in economics with university and college honors, is this year's student speaker.

—Her Highness has been actively engaged in education and social reforms in Qatar and has played a major role in spearheading various national and international projects. Among them was the Qatar Foundation's inauguration of Education City in fall 2003. Education City brings international universities to Qatar to share education, research and community-based ventures. In 2004, Carnegie Mellon opened its first international branch campus in Education City, where it offers undergraduate programs in computer science"

Tarzan

- Google News

'PHANTOM' FINDS A SPECTACULAR HAUNT IN VEGAS

Broadway Across America

Sentence Handed Down in R.I. Nightclub Fire Trial

Projection, Lights and Staging News

Feature: 2006 Editors' Choice Awards

Tools of the Trade

Playhouse adds twists to literary classics

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Puppet team also fixes show's masks

MySA.com: Stage

Did Broadway Critics Find McPherson's Shining City Haunting?

Broadway.com Buzz

Theater Review: Open Stage plays nice with 'Burton'

Post Gazette

Theater Preview: Can't Stop Dancing / Choreographer Herman still feels it in his blood

Post Gazette

The Pillowman

Pittsburgh City Paper - Performance

Supper Club is Unfair

actorsequity.org | News #038; Media

'Carmen' on the catwalk

The Boston Globe

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

One-Act Plays

The annual One-Act Play Festival -- presented by the 3rd-year Directors, 2nd-year Actors, & Lighting 1 class -- performs tonight, Tuesday, at 7:30pm in the Rauh Studio Theatre.

The plays are:
Anton Chekhov's THE BRUTE,
Tennessee Williams' THE CHALKY WHITE SUBSTANCE,
John Pielmier's PILLOW TALK,
& Tom Stoppard's CAHOOTS MACBETH.

National Endowment for the Arts

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) during the week of May 15. Please take a moment to urge your House member to support an increase for the NEA ? and, just as important, to oppose any proposed decrease. The more that House members hear from constituents in these crucial weeks leading up to the vote, the more likely they are to vote the right way. Writing your Members of Congress takes just two minutes.

If you go to you will find the site for Americans for the Arts where there is a remarkably easy way to contact your Senators and Congressman/woman. It will take you less time than it takes to read this email.

On May 4, the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee approved a bill which offers no increase in funding for the NEA in FY 2007. Instead, the bill "level-funds" NEA spending at last year's level of $124.4 million.

Next week the full Appropriations Committee will take up the bill, followed by the full House voting on the measure the week of May 15. We expect that during floor consideration of the bill, Congressional Arts Caucus co-chairs Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Chris Shays (R-CT) will offer an amendment to increase NEA funding. Also, NEA opponents probably would offer amendments to decrease funding. In past years, the House has approved the Slaughter-Shays amendments and has defeated anti-NEA amendments.

Again, the House debate is now scheduled to take place during the week of May 15. If you go to you will find the site for Americans for the Arts.

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Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/07/2006 | Pipe dream come true

Playbill News: Wicked and Golda's Balcony Win Top Honors in 2006 Touring Broadway Awards

New York Daily News - Theater - Stop the music!

MySA.com: Stage: "Theater Review: New 'Shrew' picks up where classic play left off"

Brundibar - Review - Theater - New York Times

CFA APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF THE SCHOOL OF ART

The College of Fine Arts has announced the appointment of John Carson as the Regina Gouger Miller Department Head of the School of Art. Carson succeeds Susanne Slavick, who will take a year sabbatical and return to the school's faculty. "John Carson comes to us from one of the great London art schools and brings with him extensive experience in leading one of the top UK programs," said Hilary Robinson, dean of the College of Fine Arts. "He is a wonderful communicator about the role of art in broader communities and a believer in artists as agents for change. It will be a great pleasure to see his sensibilities at work in the university and in the city of Pittsburgh." Carson joins Carnegie Mellon from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.

—Further information: http://www.cmu.edu/PR/releases06/060502_carson.html.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Grace

COME TO A WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING OF THE MOVIE

GRACE

directed by Andrew S. Paul

8:00 PM -- Friday, May 12, 2006 Philip Chosky Theatre

Followed by After Party at Doc's on Walnut Street

Student Admission is $5 and includes food & drink at Doc's


Several school of drama students and faculty members were involved in the making of this movie, including Ashton Edmonds, Mallory Snyder, Naomi August, Mira Lynn, Cindy Limauro and the list goes on. So come on out and support your fellow dramats and celebrate the end of the academic year. Your ticket stub also grants admission to the after party (with proper ID, 21+).

For more information, visit our website at www.grace-themovie.com or check out the recent article in Pittsburgh City Paper at http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/film/story.cfm?type=Film%20Reviews#611 7.

I hope to see you all Friday!!

Homemade Fusion

The graduating class of 2006 is proud to announce the release of the new cd “Homemade Fusion!”

This is the College of Fine Arts Centennial debut album of Michael Kooman, senior School of Music composer, and Christopher Dimond, the School of Drama’s first year graduate playwright. The two have collaborated to generate an album of fresh, edgy, inspired songs highlighting confessions, hidden desires and secrets for anyone who has gone through college, grown up or wondered, “Can’t I Just Be?”

“Homemade Fusion” is performed by musical theater students and is produced by the student producer of the annual Senior Showcase of New Talent for the School of Drama.


Hear samples and purchase a copy:

http://www.cmu.edu/cfa/drama/fusion/


All proceeds from the sale of “Homemade Fusion” benefit the School of Drama’s Senior Showcase of New Talent.

What is the Senior Showcase of New Talent?
The Senior Showcase of New Talent supports the building of new careers. Showcase programs give graduating students from all disciplines an opportunity to meet agents, casting directors, producers, directors, designers, playwrights and other established working professionals. These encounters are not only invaluable networking opportunities, they are learning experiences - students not only obtain jobs, but are exposed to some of the most successful professionals in the industry.

Grading Break

Soaring high above the earth, Bandaloop knows the ropes - The Boston Globe

Lighting&Sound America Online - News: "CITT/ICTS Buyer's Guide is Now Online"

Lighting&Sound America Online - News: "Medialon Manager and Sinfonia Team up for New Control Application"

Lighting&Sound America Online - News: "FocusTrack: New Version Available Now"

Pittsburgh City Paper - Performance: "Sweet Dreams"

Opera Review: Teamwork brings out fun in 'Cosi'

Stage Review: Zestful 'Inishmore' sprinkles laughter amid gore

The Critical Jury Is In On Broadway's Caine Mutiny, Broadway.com Buzz

Broadway - Tickets - Theater - New York Times

SPEED THEATER

Marketplace: Showtime and the Smithsonian

A Time for Paper? - lifehack.org

Projection, Lights and Staging News - Hoist Business Climbs to New Heights

Projection, Lights and Staging News - Red Hot Chili Peppers Shine with Unique Lighting Technology on Saturday Night Live

Comments by WGAW Chiefs Rile AMPTP

Photoshop Tip: Easy stencils from a color photo - Lifehacker

Carnegie Mellon Press Release: May 8, 2006: "Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center Brings USS Requin to Life with Multimedia Installation"

Friday, May 05, 2006

Band Fags

Tonight Friday 5/5 at 8pm Staged Reading of "Band Fags" by Frank Anthony Polito In Checco Studio A

"Take a trip back in time to the late 1980's when best friends BRAD and JACK discover they have more in common than marching in the school band." Featuring the music of Cyndi Lauper, Tears for Fears, The Smiths, and MORE!!

Staring Alex Cole and Sean Hamrin

Directed by Laura Konsin


Be there or be "like that."

Junior MT Class

The Junior MT Class will present a Concert Version of selected Musical Theater Scenes on Monday, May 8th at 4:30 p.m. in the Checco.

The Project plays well under an hour. Patrick Cummings, Antwayn Hopper, Joseph Byrd, Kirsten Bracken, Kara Lindsay and Devin Ilaw will play Scenes from BIG RIVER, GOLDEN BOY, BABY and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. All are welcome! Jerry Dantry Music Directs.

Last Day of Class

calendarlive.com: THEATER - Iraqi stage can be a perilous place, even when peace is the point of it

Why we should care about 'Hecuba' | Chicago Tribune

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

Pittsburgh City Paper - Performance

Did Faith Healer Cast its Spell on Broadway Critics?, Broadway.com Buzz

Broadway Critics Enter the Bloody World of McDonagh's Inishmore, Broadway.com Buzz

The Standard - China's Business Newspaper

READY FOR BURIAL By MICHAEL RIEDEL - New York Post Online Edition: entertainment

Four World Premieres, Two English-Language Premieres Add Flavor to Toronto Tarragon Season - Yahoo! News

'Terezin,' a Musical That Finds Humanity in Holocaust's Horror, Gets Seattle Workshop - Yahoo! News

'Angels in America' Opera To Make U.S. Debut in June in Boston - Yahoo! News

Atkins takes on twists, turns of 'Pillowman' - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Geek to Live: Reader workspace bonanza - Lifehacker

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

FOSSE REVIEW

Come see round two of the FOSSE REVIEW this Thursday at 11pm in Studio A.

It should be a fun little diddy and there's no charge!!!

Come support your classmates and especially the seniors, who will be dancing for the last time at CMU!!!

Thanks and see you there!

The True Story of the Murder of Helen Jewett

The Final Opening of the Season!

The True Story of the Murder of Helen Jewett
A Sordid Tale Ripped from the Headlines of the Penny Press

Written and Directed by Dan Rigazzi
Scenic Design, April Bartlett
Costume Design, Nicole Delhomme
Lighting Design, Daniel Henry
Stage Manager, Shellie Stone
Music Director, Jeff Grossman

Performances:
Wednesday, May 3th at 7:30pm
Thursday, May 4th at 7:30pm
Friday, May 5th at 4pm and 8pm

With:
Jesmille Darbouze
Patrick Cummings
Thea Brooks
Kara Lindsay
Kirsten Bracken
Joseph Byrd
Antwayn Hopper
Stephen Rosenberg
Rich Dreher

Senior Farewell Cabaret and Slideshow

The time has come to say goodbye to the Class of 2006!!!

What: The Senior Farewell Cabaret and Slideshow
When: This Friday Around 11:30 pm (after As You Like It)
Where: The Chosky Theater
Why: To hear the Senior MTs sing one last time and to watch the Slideshow
of the Seniors 4 years here
The best part about this event is that IT IS FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No more
asking you for money!
We'll see you all Friday night!!!!

ARTSCOOL

This Friday, join the School of Art in celebrating our senior class at the Regina G. Miller Gallery for the opening reception of ARTSCOOL. The exhibition contains a wide variety of media and approaches to art-making. And to top it all off, there will be an ice cream truck providing refreshments! The opening reception will be Friday, May 5th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Edited: Squirrel costume


Squirrel costume
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Karaoke Ice is a public art project by award-winning artists Marina Zurkow, Katie Salen and Nancy Nowacek. It will premiere in San Jose for the ZeroOne: Art on the Edge Biennial in August 2006 (http://isea2006.sjsu.edu/). We are seeking a costume designer/ props maker to work on the creation of a man-sized SQUIRREL HEAD and SQUIRREL TAIL. The design will be more like a polygon construction from the world of 3D modeling, rather than a plush toy head (it will be 90+ degrees in San Jose in August). Karaoke Ice is part mobile karaoke recording stage, and part ice cream truck. The truck is run by REMEDIOS the SQUIRREL CUB, who is the truck’s best friend, an indie rocker karaoke MC and master of cheap magic. The truck gives away free icy pops and provides a karaoke stage for audiences to perform popular songs recomposed in the vernacular of tinkly ice cream truck music. More info on the project is available at http://www.o-matic.com/isea The prop artist will have to make a duplicate version of the costume for back up. Small honorarium offered, plus materials. Excellent exposure opportunity and full crediting. You may email us for more information and visual references. Please email work samples and resume to marina@o-matic.com

Blogger Still Hates Me

calendarlive.com: THEATER - A lift in the early stages

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

actorsequity.org | News #038; Media

actorsequity.org | News #038; Media

New York Daily News - Theater - Stairway to heavenly TKTS

village voice > theater > Lestat by Michael Feingold

Lebanese play breaks taboos on Arab women's sexuality | Reuters.com

City Theatre hopes 'Honus & Me' will pull in a family audience

Did The Drowsy Chaperone Perk Up the New York Critics?, Broadway.com Buzz

Boing Boing: Disney creating tame version of killer Mission: Space ride

TONY WITH AN O By MICHAEL RIEDEL - New York Post Online Edition: entertainment

Bare Bones Project Hacks - lifehack.org

Career Hack: Dream Job Vacation - lifehack.org

The Tartan Online : Primal worship challenges intellectual norms

IATSE, Fox Theatre Face Off in Atlanta

AFTRA Extends Sound Contract

Updated 2006 BLMC Schedule!

Meet The 2006 Live Design Master Classes Speakers

Carnegie Mellon Press Release: May 2, 2006

Carnegie Mellon Press Release: May 2, 2006

Internship

(Technically unoffical posting, but valid none the less):

California Shakespeare Theatre, a LORT C outdoor summer theatre in
Berkeley, CA seeks a carpentry intern for it's 4-show season.

The internship is not paid, we do not provide housing. The hours are
reasonable, the experience is good (you're a member of a 5 person shop,
so you actually build things and probably manage overhire, you're not
"just an intern"). The first show opens in June (the shop is running
now), the last show closes in October.

I was the ATD the last two years at the theatre, my other job has gotten
too busy to be able to go back (much as I'd like to), and I can answer
questions folks have about it.

Interested parties should e-mail their resume and a brief cover letter
to the TD, Dave Nowakowski - dave@calshakes.org

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Posts for May 2nd

Blogger hates me...

'United 93' discussed - Timeout New York

More to 'Fired' - Variety

Opening on Broadway Soon, a New Look for TKTS and Father Duffy Square - New York Times

Apple Tree paints a vivid portrait for the ages - Chicago Sun-Times

Kids can dine with Belle before the show - Pittsburgh Tribune Review

New job: Electrics & Swing needed for load-in


Electrics & Swing needed for load-in
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An electrician and a swing (carp/paint/elecs) is needed for a load -in.

Who: ACT Conservatory
When: Wednesday, May 10 & Thursday, May 11
Where: Theater Rhinoceros (16th & Mission)

8 hour calls. Exact times to be confirmed.

Pay: $15.50 an hour

Contact: Miesha Brodsky, Asst. Prod Mngr
415.439.2419
mbrodsky@act-sf.org
Dates: May 2, 2006-May 2, 2006
Pay: 15.50

TV Project

THE WQED TELEVISION PROJECT SCREENING

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2006

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

CHECCO STUDIO ROOM 321

Precollege Jobs

We are now looking for some students to help out over the summer with Precollege and maintenance projects.

The term is from the last week in June (6/24) through the first week in August (8/4).

The rate is $10/hr. Assistants are guaranteed 10 hours per week, and may work up to 40 hours per week.

Work comes in several flavors. Each assistant is assigned to a specific instructor. Projects then stem from:

The assigned instructor.
Michael Chemers or Maria Stoy for general precollege assistance.
David Holcomb and our department heads for summer maintenance projects or work on SOD Productions
Dave Randolph general maintenance projects
Anne or myself for option or xoption projects
Dick or Liz for general SOD projects

some of the work will happen at established times, some of it will be on your own.

Courses being offered this summer (as of now) are:

Basic Design
Costumes
Drafting
Lighting
Metals Stagecraft
Production Management
Scene Painting
Sound
Stage Management
Scenic Stagecraft
Technical Production

I do the assignments of areas for course assistants.

If you are interested in a position, please send David Boevers an inquiry email. If you like, go ahead and add the area you would like to be considered for.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Slugfest

The first annual "slugfest" will be held this coming Friday, May 5 from 12:00 - 12:50 in the Checco Studio A. Come watch the unarmed combat class duke it out in their final fights. So much fun it hurts!

20th Century North American Drama

University Libraries have purchased the full-text play database 20th Century North American Drama. Some of you will remember that we had conversations about this about two years ago. Your input has not been for naught! Thanks to the University Libraries Expensive Purchase Committee for reviewing and finally approving the proposal to purchase this.

20thC NAM is growing with more than 800 plays in the database presently. When completed it will contain 2,000 plays. The playscripts and information related to the plays and playwrights is searchable using the same deep searching capabilities as our two other full-text play databases Asian American Drama and Black Drama.

From the library home page link via Databases by Subject. http://www.library.cmu.edu/search/db/nadrlive.html or Databases by Name.

Spring semester in Jazz dance

EXTRA, EXTRA!
SOPHOMORE ACTORS DANCE!!!

The semester is coming to an end and after a arduous Spring semester in Jazz dance, the Sophomore actors will have a showing of their efforts this Tuesday, May 2nd beginning at 4:45 - 5:20 - Brown Studio. They are eager to have you come so they may "show off" a bit. So, we hope you will be able to be supportive if time permits in your schedule.

Looking forward to see all of you.

Awards Ceremony

Drama Awards
12:00noon-1:30
Sunday May 7, 2006
Chosky Theatre

Freshman and 1st Year Grads you are part of the Drama family. It is time for your participation in the "Rite of Passage" A time-honored tradition to change seating locations for the classes.

Join everyone at the Bar-B-Q
1:30-4:30 Warner Hall Parking Lot
As we celebrate the conclusion of a spectacular year for all events in the School of Drama.

How to negotiate your salary

Lifehacker

Screenwriters find an outlet

The Tartan Online

Judge Allows Racial Bias Suit to Proceed

Yahoo! News

Broadway bowled over by Bennett

Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts features

Getting Too Intense About Work

lifehack.org

Animal costumes made from ski-gloves, flippers, tights, etc

Boing Boing

Did Critics Sing the Praises of The Wedding Singer?

Broadway.com Buzz

Did the Critics Find Hot Feet a Shining Star of the Season?

Broadway.com Buzz

There's nothing '80s about 'Wedding Singer' cast party

Post Gazette

Stage Review: 'Wedding Singer' is banal fun

Post Gazette

Diversity, wit mark picks for Jeff Citations

Sun Times

112 Jeff nominations for non-Equity shows

Chicago Tribune

CMU School of Drama